Township of Byram, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Byram 2-4-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008; amended in its entirety 7-20-2009 by Ord. No. 12-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Board — See Ch. 45.
Municipal Court  — See Ch. 53.
Alarms — See Ch. 80.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 82.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 85.
Animals — See Ch. 87.
Moving buildings — See Ch. 99.
Campground and trailers — See Ch. 104.
Returned checks — See Ch. 107.
Construction codes — See Ch. 112.
Excavations — see Ch. 125.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 133.
Junkyards — See Ch. 156.
Dredging — See Ch. 160.
Licensing — See Ch. 164.
Reimbursement for emergency services — See Ch. 169.
Public records — See Ch. 187.
Quarries — See Ch. 189.
Seasonal sale permit — See Ch. 195.
Sewer systems — See Ch. 201.
Soil removal — See Ch. 208.
Streets and sidewalk excavations — See Ch. 213.
Subdivision and site plan review — See Ch. 215.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 222.
Zoning — See Ch. 240.
Printed in this Appendix chapter are the fees, charges and rates charged by the Township for various licenses, permits and services.
[Amended 6-16-2014 by Ord. No. 6-2014]
A. 
Planning Board fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Code Location
N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a Appeals
Residential
$125
Commercial
$125
Industrial
$125
N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70b Interpretations
Residential
$325
Commercial
$325
Industrial
$325
N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c Variances
Residential
$150
Commercial
$250
Industrial
$250
N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d Variances
Residential
$400
Commercial
$700
Industrial
$1,100
N.J.S.A. 40:55D-36 Permits
Residential
$125
Commercial
$325
Industrial
$325
N.J.S.A. 40:55D-76 Permits
Residential
$350
Commercial
$650
Industrial
$1,100
Additional escrow deposit if professional review is required
$500
Escrow for new construction on a vacant lot
$1,000
Escrow deposit for extension of variance approval
$150
Preparation of certified list of adjacent property owners
$0.25/name or $10, whichever is greater
§ 45-37A(3); § 215-14
Escrow deposit for reviews under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a, -70b, -70c, and -36
$500
Escrow deposit for reviews under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d and -76
$1,000
Special Planning Board meeting fee
$1,000
§ 45-37A(5); § 215-16
Original submission of minor subdivision application
$150
§ 45-37B
Each resubmission of a minor subdivision on original application or map which has expired pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-47
$75
§ 45-37B
Preliminary plat, resubmission or substantial amendment, provided that it encompasses the same land as the original subdivision, and provided that the resubmission is filed within 6 months of the disapproval of the original submission
$500, plus $100/lot
§ 45-37B
Final plat, original submission
$250, plus $25/lot
§ 45-37B
Final plat, resubmission or substantial amendment, provided that it encompasses the same land as the original final submission, and provided that the resubmission is filed within 3 years of preliminary approval
10% of original application, but not less than $75
§ 45-37B
Initial submission of preliminary site plan
$1,000, plus $50/acre or part thereof
§ 45-37B
Amended site plan
$250, plus $25/acre or part thereof
§ 45-37B
Final site plan
$450
§ 45-37B
Minor site plan/site plan waiver
$125
Extension of approval for site plan/subdivision
$75
Waiver of site plan approval:
Site plan waiver with change of use
$125
Site plan waiver, no change of use
$50
Escrow deposit (if required)
$250*
*Additional costs may be assessed if consultants are required to review
Highlands Ace exemption application fees:
Exemption determination fee (with no zoning permit)
$50
Exemption determination fee (with zoning permit)
$100
Escrow deposit for professional review (if needed)
$750
B. 
Subdivision and zoning fees.
(1) 
Subdivision and site plan review fees.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Informal review of concept plan
1/2 regular fee*
§ 215-12
Obtaining a certificate of approval and/or release of a performance or maintenance bond
$10/lot
§ 215-13
Escrow deposits for residential developments:
1 unit
$500
2 to 25 units
$2,500
26 to 100 units
$4,500
101 to 500 units
$9,500
501 to 1,000 units
$17,000
1,000 + units
$27,000
Escrow deposits for commercial/industrial development not involving structures
0 to 3 lots
$2,000
3 or more lots
$4,000
Escrow deposits for commercial/industrial development involving structures
1,250 to 2,500 square feet
$1,000
2,501 to 20,000 square feet
$2,000
20,001 + square feet
$3,500
Each additional 20,000 square feet
$6,000
Residential development fee
1 1/2% of equalized assessed value for new residential development
Nonresidential development fee
2 1/2% of equalized assessed value for nonresidential development
Floor area ratio variance
6% of equalized assessed value for development
§§ 215-63B and 215-64B
NOTES:
* In the event that the applicant shall, within six months thereafter, prepare and submit a formal application for development, the applicant shall receive full credit for all fees paid in connection with such informal review of a concept plan, which credit shall be applied against the base application fee due thereafter and payable upon the filing of such formal application.
(2) 
Zoning fees.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Zoning permits:
Zoning permit
$50
§ 240-71
Review fee submitted with grading plan
$75
Resubmission of permit within 30 days of return of rejected grading plan**
$75
Escrow for inspections, professional fees or engineering work
$1,000
VC Village Center concept review and escrow for concept review
1/2 amount charged for formal application
§ 140-80B(1)
NOTES:
** If the resubmission is made after more than 30 days, a new fee will be required.
[Amended 6-16-2014 by Ord. No. 6-2014]
Animal control fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Code Location
Replacement of dog tag
$1
§ 87-4G
Kennels:
With 10 or fewer animals
$50
§ 87-8E
With 11 or more animals
$100
§ 87-8E
Pet shop
$50
§ 87-8E
Shelter or pound
No fee
§ 87-8E
Potentially dangerous dog license
$300
§ 87-10F
License for spayed or neutered dog*
$12
§ 87-16A
Three-year license for spayed or neutered dog
$30
§ 87-4H
License for dog not spayed or neutered*
$15**
§ 87-16A
Three-year license for dog not spayed or neutered
$39
§ 87-4H
Late renewal of license*
$5/dog/month
§ 87-16B
Animal Control Authority dog pickup
$70
§ 87-16C
Animal Control Authority cat pickup
$70
§ 87-16C
24-hour boarding and care of impounded dog
$4/day
§ 87-16D
24-hour boarding and care of impounded cat
$5/day
§ 87-16D
Disposition of dog
$120
§ 87-16F
Disposition of cat
$85
§ 87-16F
NOTES:
* The owner or keeper of a "Seeing Eye" dog, service dog or hearing ear dog shall not be required to pay this fee.
** Amount of fee forwarded to state: $1.20.
[Amended 6-16-2014 by Ord. No. 6-2014]
Miscellaneous fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Code Location
Alarm system registration
$10/dwelling unit; $25 all others; maximum $50
§ 80-3C
Alcoholic beverages:
Plenary retail alcohol consumption license
$620
§ 82-3A
Plenary retail alcohol distribution license
$518
§ 82-3B
Amusement devices:
Amusement or entertainment machines or devices
First machine
$25
Each additional machine
$2
Pool or billiard table not operated by coin or slug
$25/table
Finance fees:
§§ 87-16H; 107-2
Returned check
$20/transaction
Duplicate tax bill
First copy
$5
Subsequent copies
$25
Notice of tax sale
$25/notice
Redemption request
$50 per request*
*if exceeding two calculations within one calendar year
Tax search request per N.J.S.A. 54:5-14
[Added 12-20-2016 by Ord. No. 35-2016]
$10
Note: If any individual or business has a check or other written/electronic instrument to the Township returned two times, all future payments to the Township must be tendered in cash or by certified or cashier's check, per N.J.S.A. 40:5-18d.
Private campground license
$500, plus $1.25 per site per year
§§ 104-1 and 104-2
Junkyards:
Annual license
$200/year
§ 156-5
Escrow
$500
§ 156-5
Quarries:
Basic application fee
$500
§ 189-8A
Escrow fee for quarries
$5,000
§ 189-8B
Licensing:
[Amended 2-2-2016 by Ord. No. 7-2016]
Transfer license from one place to another (upon approval by resolution of the Township Council)
$25
§ 164-7
Peddlers, hawkers and vendors
$50/year
§ 164-13
Solicitors and canvassers
$500/year
§ 164-24
Public records:
Copies of 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches printed materials (up to 11 inches by 17 inches in size)
$0.05/page
§ 187-1
Copies of 11 inches x 17 inches printed materials
$0.07/page
Certified copy of vital statistics
$10
Maps and plans
§ 187-2
24 inches x 36 inches
Cost incurred from outside vendor
Larger than 24 inches x 36 inches
Cost incurred from outside vendor
Color copies, 8.5 x 11 (single-sided)
$0.50/page
Color copies, 11 x 17 (single-sided)
$0.75/page
Special service charge for voluminous requests for every hour or part of exceeding three hours of labor to complete the request
Employee hourly wage will apply
§ 187-3A
Copies of Zoning Ordinance
$30
Printed Master Plan
$40
Requests for documents/audio recordings on CD
$0.50/CD
Zoning Map, large color
$10
Street Map, large
$10
Road vacations:
Escrow
$1,000
Application
$100
Seasonal sale permit
$25/occasion
§ 195-6
Taxicabs:
Taxicab owner's license
§ 222-4G
Initial license
$100
Annual renewal
$50
Taxicab driver's license
Initial license
$25
Annual renewal
$20
§ 222-5D
Municipal Court fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Code Location
Application for representation by Municipal Public Defender*
Amount necessary to pay costs of services or $200, whichever is less
§ 53-1
NOTES:
* The Municipal Court may waive all or part of the application fee only if the applicant demonstrates, by clear and convincing proof, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the applicant. The Municipal Court may permit the applicant to pay the application fee over a specific period of time not to exceed four months.
A. 
Moving of buildings fees.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Bond for removal of building or structure
$5,000*
§ 99-3
Removal of building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on same lot
$15/$1,000 estimated cost; minimum fee of $65
§ 99-4
NOTES:
* At least 10% of the bond shall be in cash or a certified check.
B. 
Uniform construction code fees.
(1) 
Basic construction fee.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Minimum fee
$65
§ 112-3B
Surcharge to provide for required training, certification and technical support programs
As set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b)
§ 112-3C
New construction:
Buildings and structures of all use groups and types as classified in Articles 3 and 4 of the Building Subcode
$0.027/cubic foot
Use Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, F-1, F-2, S-1, and S-2
$0.020/cubic foot
Structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for storage of food or grain, or sheltering of livestock
$0.020/cubic foot
Additions
Computed for the added portion on same basis as for new construction
Alterations (based on estimated cost of work):
Not exceeding $100,000
$24/$1,000 estimated cost
Above $100,000
$20/$1,000 estimated cost
Combined renovations and additions
Sum of fees computed separately for additions and alterations
Tank abandonment in place or tank removal
$75
Inground pool and required fence
$300
Aboveground pool
$125
$112-3D(7)
Plan review fee for a construction permit (nonrefundable)
[Added 4-5-2016 by Ord. No. 11-2016]
20% of cost of construction permit
(2) 
Plumbing fixtures and equipment.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Installation or replacement of plumbing fixtures
$15/fixture
Installation or replacement of plumbing appurtenance or special device
$75/appurtenance or device
Cross-connections and backflow preventers subject to testing
$75/device**
Annual test of cross-connections and backflow preventers
$75
Installation or replacement of plumbing appliance
$35
Installation or replacement of dishwashers, ice makers and instant hot water coils when installed in Use Groups R-3 and R-4, new construction, or a complete renovation
$15
Installation of house or building sewer and/or water service pipe
$75
Installation of lawn sprinkler system
$5/sprinkler head
Installation or replacement of subsoil drains
$75/drain
Removal or abandonment in place of sewage disposal system or septic tank
$75
Installation or replacement of roof drains and/or area drains
$75
Gas line piping
$15/gas appliance connection
Installation or replacement of oil lines and/or oil tank piping
$75
Radon mitigation, lead abatement, or asbestos abatement
$24/$1,000 estimated cost
NOTES:
** Testing is required every three months.
(3) 
Electrical fixtures and devices.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Receptacles or fixtures:
1 to 50
$65
$112-3F(1)
Each additional 25
$15
Motor or electric device:
1 hp to 10 hp
$20
Greater than 10 hp to 50 hp
$60
50 hp to 100 hp
$120
Greater than 100 hp
$560
Transformers and generators:
1 kw to 10 kw
$20
Greater than 10 kw to 45 kw
$60
45 kw to 112.5 kw
$120
Greater than 112.5 kw
$560
Service panel, service entrance or subpanel:
Less than or equal to 200 amperes
$92
Greater than 200 amperes to 1,000 amperes
$120
Greater than 1,000 amperes
$560
Annual pool inspection
$65
(4) 
Fire protection and other hazardous equipment.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Sprinklers and detectors (smoke and heat):
20 or fewer heads or detectors
$95
21 to 100 heads or detectors
$165
101 to 200 heads or detectors
$265
201 to 400 heads or detectors
$670
401 to 1,000 heads or detectors
$950
Standpipe
$300 each
Preengineered system
$295 each
Gas- or oil-fired appliance not connected to plumbing system
$65 each
Kitchen exhaust system
$75 each
Incinerator
$600 each
Crematorium
$600 each
(5) 
Mechanical inspections.
[Added 4-5-2016 by Ord. No. 11-2016[1]]
Fees for replacement or new installation of:
Item
Fee
Code Location
Wood or gas-fired stove or fireplace, water heater, boiler, furnace, air-conditioning unit, pool heater, oil and propane tanks, oil or gas lines, existing R-3, R-4 and R-5
$100
For each additional appliance on the same permit
75
§ 112-3H(2)
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection B(5), establishing the fees for elevator devices.
(6) 
Certificates and other permits.
[Amended 12-20-2016 by Ord. No. 35-2016]
Item
Fee
Code Location
Demolition permits:
Demolition of structure less than 5,000 square feet in area and 30 feet in height
$75
Demolition of one- or two-family residences and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for storage of food or grain, or sheltering of livestock
$75
Demolition of structures in all other groups
$120/story
Permit to construct a sign
$24/$1,000 estimated cost
Certificates of occupancy:
In general
10% of cost of new construction permit fee; minimum fee of $120
One- or two-family structures less than 5,000 square height in area and 30 feet in height, and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings subject to N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for storage of food or grain, or sheltering of livestock
10% of cost of new construction permit fee; minimum fee of $120
Certificate granted pursuant to a change of use group
$120
Certificate of continued occupancy
$40
Temporary certificate of occupancy or certificate of approval
No fee
Extension of temporary certificate of occupancy or certificate of approval
$65
Certificate of compliance for new elevator device
$85
Review of building for compliance under alternate systems and nondepletable energy source provisions of Energy Subcode
One- and two-family homes and for light commercial structures having the indoor temperature controlled from a single point
$200
All other buildings
$500
Application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10
§ 112-31(9)
Class 1 structures
$200
Class 2 and 3 structures
$200
Resubmission of application for variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10
§ 112-31(9)
Class 1 structures
$200
Class 2 and 3 structures
$200
Annual construction permit based on number of maintenance workers:
§ 112-3I(10)(a)
1 to 25 workers (including foreman)
$425
Each additional worker over 25
$165
Annual training registration
$140/subcode
§ 112-3I(10)(b)
Each additional inspection of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance
$35
(7) 
Other Construction Department fees.
Item
Fee
Code Location
Excavation permit
$50, plus $10/hole
§ 125-2C
Uniform Fire Code permit fees:
§ 133-9
Type 1
$25
Type 2
$100
Type 3
$200
Type 4
$300
Type 5
$1,000
Dredging permit
$0.01/estimated cubic yard of material to be removed; minimum fee of $100
§ 160-7
Sewers
See § A287-9 below.
Soil removal:
Soil removal application
$100, plus $1/1,000 yards or part thereof over 100,000 yards; maximum $1,000*
§ 208-5
Soil excavation inspections
Cost; maximum $50**
§ 208-10
Street excavation permit
$50
§ 213-5
Driveway permit
$25 (nonrefundable)
§ 213-12
Winter maintenance for streets in developments prior to acceptance by Township
Plowing
$1/running foot of street
Each application of salt and/or sand
$1/running foot of street
NOTES:
* No fee shall be required where the proposed removal application shall be for less than 500 cubic yards.
** The permittee shall also be responsible for the reasonable cost of reinspections required because of violations found in the course of regular inspections.
Police Department fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Code Location
Firearms initial cards
$60.25
Firearms ID cards
$5
Pistol purchase permits
$2
Duplicate card (only if initial card was not issued by Byram Township)
$18
Audiocassettes
Prevailing cost to Township
Reimbursement for services rendered by police, fire, or EMS services in response to leak or spill of hazardous material
Cost of services, including minimum response fee of $250
§ 169-3
[Amended 5-19-2015 by Ord. No. 5-2015; 5-2-2017 by Ord. No. 8-2017]
Sewer system fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Code Location
Application for Class A (residential) permit
$50
§ 201-5A
Application for Class B (commercial and industrial) permit
$100
§ 201-5A
Required escrow for professional services for Class B users
Minimum $500; maximum $2,500
Connection permits for sewers (Class A)
$50
Connection permits for sewers (Class B)
$100
Grease interceptors:
Class B users' license to construct and operate a grease interceptor
$300, plus $500 escrow deposit
Restoration fee for sewers
$100, plus costs of enforcement
§§ 201-56G; 201-79
Permit and inspection fee for users requesting permission to alter or repair public sewers (Class A or B)
$50
Escrow fee for professional service fees
$2,500
Closing of a sewer line or lateral to a building
Cost plus 10%
§ 201-85
Permit to reopen any sewer line or lateral to a building (Class A)
$50, plus the actual costs incurred by the Township in the reopening of the line, and an additional 10% to cover administrative costs
§ 201-86
Permit to reopen any sewer line or lateral to a building (Class B)
$100, plus the actual costs incurred by the Township in the reopening of the line, and an additional 10% to cover administrative costs
§ 201-86
Sewer user charges and maintenance fees
Per EDU (commencing January 1, 2017)
$274
Class B units
Single EDU
Rate established in § 201-76F
Multiple EDUs
Rate established in § 201-76F multiplied by the total number of allocated EDUs
Sewer connection fee
See § 201-81
Fee for reopening line or lateral (Class A)
$50
§ 201-86
Fee for reopening line or lateral (Class B)
$100
§ 201-87
Septic pumping 3-year administrative fee
$15
Prorated septic pumping administrative fee
$5 per year
Recreation fees are to be established by annual resolution of the Township Council.